CHICAGO -- Cubs pitcher Andrew Cashner underwent an MRI on his right shoulder Tuesday after he was pulled from his first Major League start because of tightness.
Cashner gave up one run on two hits, including a solo homer by Arizona's Ryan Roberts, over 5 1/3 innings in the Cubs' 6-5 win. He had gone to a three-ball count on two batters, including Willie Bloomquist, who drew a walk with one out in the sixth. Cubs athletic trainer Mark O'Neal then went to the mound and, after a brief conversation, Cashner was pulled. The right-hander threw 72 pitches, 43 for strikes.
"He just felt a little tightness," Cubs manager Mike Quade said. "We'll be cautious with everybody, especially early in the season.